Latest update: 31/01/2011
Belgium: French, Flemish-speakers unite over deadlock
No shaving without a government: a razor strike is just one of the ways Belgians are expressing their frustration with political deadlock.
Ireland's coalition crumbles after the Greens walk away and PM Brian Cowen quits as leader of his party but stays in his job.
Prince William and actress Sienna Miller were both alleged victims: a phone hacking scandal forces 10 Downing Street's spin doctor to quit.